ONDO, Nigeria – The Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA has expelled six of its students who were caught on camera assaulting a 100-level student.
According to the institution, the expulsion is sequel to the recommendation of an investigative panel which probed the incident that took place in an off-campus hostel on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
OgeneAfrican had reported last week a viral video where some students stormed a girls room in an off-campus hostel and attacked her over an alleged altercation with a school daughter of one of the bullies. Read it here.
The expulsion was contained in a statement issued by the Institution’s Deputy Director, Corporate Communications, Adegbenro Adebanjo
The expelled students are 1. Popoola Olaniyi Agboola IDD/ (300L) 2. Oluwadare Faith Tobiloba FST ( 200L) 3. Nandi Yohanna Jessica IPE/ ( 200L) 4. Ajuwon Tolani Emmanuella FAT/ (100L) 5. Emmanuel Funmilayo Taiwo FAT/ (100L)and 6. Alao Olabimpe Cecilia CSP/ (100 L)
According to the Mr Adebanjo, “the expulsion is in line with the position of Page 48 of the 2019/2020 Students Handbook which prescribes expulsion from the University for Students who engage in physical assault or battery on another student outside the university premises.
“As a consequence of their expulsion, their studentship of FUTA ceases forthwith with all its rights and privileges.
He added that “the punishment meted out to the affected students is not to pander to the justifiable public outcry that greeted their odious act but in tandem with the rules and regulations as contained in the Students code of conduct as stipulated in the University Handbook and oath of matriculation which all students are made to sign and subscribe to.”